Sewerage or faecal sludge management (FSM)? Sometimes both: ‘gradual sewering’ in Nairobi

This notes examines a ‘gradual sewering’ approach that aims to bridge the gap between onsite and sewered sanitation

Abstract

Nairobi’s super-slum Kibera is criss-crossed by sewer mains. So why not simply connect latrines to the sewer? Unfortunately it’s not so simple, for various reasons including high costs. In partnership with Nairobi Water, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) has been developing a ‘gradual sewering’ approach that aims to bridge the gap between onsite and sewered sanitation. This note looks at experience to date.

Citation

Maina, G.; Mugo, K.; Norman, G. Sewerage or FSM? Sometimes both gradual sewering in Nairobi. Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) Practice Note. (2014) 2 pp.

Sewerage or FSM? Sometimes both: ‘gradual sewering’ in Nairobi. WSUP Practice Note

Published 1 January 2014